The Chinese Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 4, donated a consignment of rice and stationery materials to the Caldwell Orphanage Home as part of its humanitarian assistance to the township.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Caldwell, the Chairman of the Chinese Chambers of Commerce in Liberia, Mr. He Ming Hua said the consignment was worth over Four Thousand United States Dollars and is a way of identifying with orphans, especially children who became victims as a result of the Ebola outbreak.
He recounted the difficult days when the country became hard hit as the result of the Ebola outbreak and indicated that several Chinese institutions helped in identifying with the government and people of Liberia in its battle against the disease.
He named the areas of construction, mining, fisheries and agriculture which Chinese owned companies have made financial investment, thereby creating employment opportunity for scores of Liberians after several years of civil strife.
“We will continue to contribute to the economy through the creation of more jobs,” but lamented that the global economic crises has also affected The Chinese Chambers of Commerce which comprises CICO, CHICO, Wonderful, CHQC, CDIG and China Union.
“Despite the difficult situation as earlier stated we will not forget our responsibility to the people of Liberia. We will always try to perform our corporate social responsibility as much as we can,” Chairman He said.
Taking delivery of the consignment the Commissioner of the Township of Caldwell, Madam Alexine M. Howard said the effort by the group is highly appreciated because Caldwell is a township in dire need of such assistance.
“For you to take this time and think of these children means a lot to the government and people of Caldwell because orphans are children who often need care and support to grow up and contribute to national development,” Madam Howard stated.
Commissioner Howard expressed thanks and gratitude to the Chinese Chambers of Commerce for making such a donation which could be used for the intended purpose and noted that the relationship between both countries have positively impacted the lives of many Liberians.
Relationship between Liberia and The Peoples’ Republic of China has and continues to improve over the past few years as evidenced by a recent high-powered Chinese business delegation visit to Liberia seeking new partnership and cooperation with Liberian entrepreneurs in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure and agriculture.